June 6, 2017

Postcards from Britain - Blenheim Palace, Part 1

There is only one thing better than spending time in an art museum, and that is visiting a great country house in England. Blenheim is one of the greatest of the great country houses and a visit there is an extraordinary experience on many levels. Natural beauty, history, architectural delights and fine art abound! To me places like this are paradise - not some boring island in the tropics.

Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire - home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1704 and birthplace of Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill.

Blenheim was built in the Early 1700s as a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, after he lead his British troops to victory against the hated French in the battle of Blenheim (on German soil).

Below are two more shots of Blenheim, (one exterior, one interior) to whet your appetite for the next few posts. Cheers!